Referred to: The Laws and Rules, Governmental Services Committee (Chairman Donaldson and Legislators Heppner, Roberts, Rodriguez, and Ronk), and The Ways and Means Committee (Chairwoman Archer and Legislators Gerentine, Maio, Maloney, Petit, Rodriguez, and Ronk)
Legislators Kenneth J. Ronk, Jr. and Joseph Maloney offer the following:
WHEREAS, restricting appointees of Ulster County elected officials from holding any elective public office of any City, Town or Village within Ulster County is an effective way to ensure the appointee gives primacy to the interests of Ulster County in the discharge of that appointee’s duties for the County, and to assist in avoiding any conflicts of interest, division of loyalty, and/or appearances of impropriety; and
WHEREAS, the Ulster County Legislature believes that prohibiting appointees of County elected officials from holding any such elective public offices would directly protect Ulster County residents by ensuring Ulster County departments and agencies operate to advance first the best interests of Ulster County to the exclusion of the interests of other local governmental entities; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the holding of any elective public office of any City, Town or Village within Ulster County by any appointed members of the County Executive’s staff, including Deputy County Executives, Department Heads, and all other assistants, officers, and employees of the County Executive’s office; the Commissioners of the Board of Elections and all employees of the Board of Elections; and any appointees of the Comptroller, County Clerk, District Attorney, Sheriff and Ulster County Legislature is hereby prohibited; and, be it further
RESOLVED, that this policy shall be effective immediately,
and move its adoption.
ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:
Passed Committee: Laws and Rules, Governmental Services on ____________.
Passed Committee: Ways and Means on ____________.
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Updated: August 15, 2019
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